Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

As physicians, we are always looking for new ways to help our patients. While this discovery is still being researched and is not not ready for patients, this article from Mayo Clinic brings new hope for developing future strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous system. January 23, 2020 By Susan Buckles A molecular…

Therapy’s PDPM Paradox: Clinicians Have More Control, But Smaller Rehab Staffs Needed for Now

By Alex Spanko | October 3, 2019 The new Medicare payment model for nursing homes took effect this week with a bang, as therapists across the nation criticized a wave of staffing reductions in the immediate wake of the October 1 start date. Several companies implemented workforce cuts as the federal government shifted to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which…

PDPM Case Studies: How much can ICD-10 codes affect the bottom line?

Patient Driven Payment System (PDPM) is scheduled to start October 1st, 2019. This will affect the way skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are paid under Medicare Part A for services they provide patients undergoing rehabilitation, but will not affect the way physicians (including physiatrists) are reimbursed under Medicare Part B.  To evaluate how much ICD-10 codes…

Physiatrists: Optimizing and Expediting PAC

Read how engaging physiatrists to coordinate care in SNFs has been proven to reduce costs, reduce length of stay, and elevate the care experience for patients and families alike.

The Benefit of a Physiatrist in a skilled rehabilitation setting

A physician adds years to a patient’s life. A physiatrist adds life
to a patient’s years. Having the best of both worlds is ultimately the
best solution.